Daviess County Fiscal Court Selected to Receive $75,000 Grant Award for Horse Fork Creek Park Improvement Project

press - 10/28/2019

Daviess County Fiscal Court Selected to Receive $75,000 Grant Award for Horse Fork Creek Park Improvement Project
 
Daviess County Fiscal Court Selected to Receive $75,000 Grant Award for Horse Fork Creek Park Improvement Project

Grant Will Fund the Purchase and Installation of New Playground Equipment

FRANKFORT, Ky. (October 28, 2019) – The Department for Local Government (DLG) today announced that the Daviess County Fiscal Court has been selected to receive a $75,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) allocation for improvements to the Horse Fork Creek Park. Upon federal approval, this project will provide for the construction and installation of inclusive playground equipment and a rubber surfacing.

“We are excited today to announce $75,000 in LWCF grant funding for Daviess County Fiscal Court,” said Gov. Bevin. “Our Department for Local Government works closely with local officials to address priority projects that will most positively impact their communities. This significant investment will enable vital recreational improvements to be made.”

The Horse Fork Creek Park, first opened in 2007 and now the largest soccer complex in Western Kentucky, has become a premiere recreational facility in Daviess County. In addition to being adjacent to the 15-mile David Adkisson Greenbelt, Horse Fork Creek Park’s 64 acres also includes a 6.5-acre lake, a spray park, public restrooms, and parking for over 400 cars. These amenities are in addition to its nine irrigated soccer plateaus.

Located on the rapidly-growing Highway 54 corridor, Horse Fork Creek Park is within 15 miles of approximately 21 percent of Daviess County residents. Completion of this project will allow children of all ages and abilities to utilize the playground.

“The Horse Fork Creek Park provides the citizens of Daviess County with high-quality recreational opportunities,” said DLG Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo. “With the addition of this new inclusive playground equipment, we can provide children of all abilities with the opportunity to enjoy the park and can encourage families to be more active and enjoy the outdoors.”

Land & Water Conservation Fund

The LWCF provides federal grant funds to protect important natural areas, acquire land for outdoor recreation, and to develop or renovate public outdoor recreation facilities such as campgrounds, picnic areas, sports and playfields, swimming facilities, boating facilities, fishing facilities, trails, natural areas and passive parks. For more information, go to http://kydlgweb.ky.gov/.

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